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The Road to Republican Revival
Wall Street Journal, by Jeb Bush

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Posted By:MissMolly, 3/16/2013 6:18:35 AM

My dad recently said, "Put away the harps!" He was speaking about his health, but I believe what he said applies to the conservative movement and the future of the country. Americans have the sense that the economy is fragile, that its rewards are unfairly tilted toward the few, and that the greatest prosperity in this century will be enjoyed by people in other lands and not by our children. This conclusion is wrong. America could be on the threshold of its greatest century. With new drilling technologies, the United States will soon have an energy surplus. This means trillions of dollars

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Please read it before arming your pea-shooters. Whether there is a place in higher office for Jeb or not, he´s a successful governor with good ideas.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 3/16/2013 6:47:43 AM     (No. 9227705)

Sorry, but that well´s been poisoned for me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: artman1746, 3/16/2013 7:16:11 AM     (No. 9227727)

I don´t call his brand of conservatism conservatism. His plan seems to be to first establish himself as a true conservative. Then get elected and return to his big government ideas like the rest of his clan.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jackson, 3/16/2013 8:12:13 AM     (No. 9227792)

It´s a matter of trust, not words. GW and his Dad talked the talk "read my lips", then sat at the dinner table and had a few laughs with Barb before stabbing us in the back. They are as elite as any Kennedy and have great contempt for real conservatives. Wake up and tell Jeb to get a job for crying out loud!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 3/16/2013 8:14:46 AM     (No. 9227798)

Jeb Bush is no conservative, just like his brother and father weren´t, as it turned out. Why would we fall for this a third time? Decent men? Yes, all three. Conservatives? Not a single one in the bunch.

Plus, the MSM is salivating at the thought of a Jeb Bush candidacy. That ought to tell you something.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 3/16/2013 8:59:37 AM     (No. 9227873)

The snarks against the Bush family were predictable. The same ones who some how have to accuse them of being bad Presidents.
GW was on the ball after 9/11 and was a superb President. Unlike kerry, the elder Bush was a war hero and was a good man. I think Jeb would be a good President, also several others come to mind, including Rick Perry, but the knives are always out from the goofies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 3/16/2013 9:02:41 AM     (No. 9227876)

Jeb Bush would be immeasurably better as POTUS than the current occupant. But his ideas still look like big government.
Our Founding Fathers put together an ingenious system of limited, enumerated powers at the center and unlimited, residual powers (even for do gooding) at the state level. This balance has been systematically destroyed by the political Left over the last century.
Restoring it will go a long way in solving what are perceived today as intractable problems requiring more Federal Powers. Whether he (or she) is willing to do this political fire walk will be the true litmus test of a Conservative leader. Right now I don´t see anyone else but Sarah.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 3/16/2013 9:58:40 AM     (No. 9227969)

I still don´t trust him. Unless he distances himself from the bad policies of his kin, I can´t believe a word he says no matter how good it sounds. The read-my-lips on taxes from Bush Senior, and Junior´s nation-building for ingrates, senior prescription drug expansion, the public-private religious partnerships, expansion of government, failure to privatize social security accounts, TSA nationalization - were bad mistakes that Jeb should be denouncing. He also needs to explain himself on his opposition to offshore drilling in Florida while Castro drills away and a revolution beckons. He now says he´s for drilling but he was against it in florida - does he listen to special interests every time?

If he can´t do this, he´s just LBJ in a guayabana.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/16/2013 10:29:07 AM     (No. 9228029)

This is his opening salvo for throwing his hat in the ring for 2016.
He´s in favor of drilling now, but would not let drilling occur off Florida shores while he was at the helm.
No, No, No! He is not my choice.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bella, 3/16/2013 10:33:52 AM     (No. 9228038)

Yes, all three are fine and decent people, but Conservatives they are not. NO, NO and No. Never again.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 3/16/2013 11:02:42 AM     (No. 9228092)

I´m all for a constitutional amendment forbidding any and all Bush´s from holding any elective office in the USA. (snark alert) They are now and always have been a menace.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tisHimself, 3/16/2013 1:23:47 PM     (No. 9228281)

Question to Bush fantatics-- what was Jeb´s primary accomplishment in Florida? What originated there that has been adopted elsewhere?

ADA NAFTA Homeland Security prescription drug subsidies for seniors, avoiding the immigration discussion for twelve White House years and of course, no new taxes--- what suggests that small government solutions are encrypted in the Bush family DNA.

The road to revival, as it did in 1980, involves a significant right turn away from Kennebunkport.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/16/2013 2:42:55 PM     (No. 9228402)

You can´t have a welfare state and essentially "open borders" and survive as a country, where just about any alien who wishes to move to the USA, and otherwise might become an illegal alien, can go to a US Consulate, pick up a visa, come into the USA, and eventually become eligible for all the benefits and service of the US social welfare system.

Because of the current world population of almost 6 billion poor people, most of who would like to come to the USA "to live a better life", common sense and human nature tells you that a massive number of aliens would move to the USA and take extreme advantage of the social welfare safety net that the USA now has in place, if the USA embraced the cheap labor based libertarian immigration policy that this Jeb Bush is now proposing.

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